Trump renominates 2 highest military officers

Trump renominates 2 highest military officers
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President Trump wants to keep the two highest military officers in their roles.

Trump is renominating Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon announced Friday.

Dunford, a former Afghanistan battlefield commander, was nominated to the Joint Staff by President Obama and served as chairman since September 2015. 

Dunford led U.S. forces and the international coalition in Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014, and worked with Obama on troop drawdowns in the country. 

Selva, the Joint Staff's 10th vice chairman, was nominated to the role at the same time as Dunford. He was previously the head of the military’s transportation command, and from 2008 to 2011 he was assistant to the chairman and top military adviser to then secretary of state Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton to fundraise in DC for public charter high school MORE.

Both generals would serve for a two-year term, but must still be reconfirmed by the Senate.